4ICB meetings & workshops (1) ATM Masterplan update => update published in October 2012MET included in Masterplan in limited way:use of enhanced MET data by ATSPs for SESARdedicated MET related standards to be developed for SESARDraft ESO Mandate for Community Specifications=> ICB recommendation: MET related CSs not yet to be developed because no mature technical information available yet (to be aligned with SESAR WP11.2 activities)
5ICB meetings & workshops (2) RP2 & update of Performance & Charging RegulationsSJU ExtensionPilot Common Project (PCP) for SESAR DeploymentGuidance Material for Common Projects - including role of SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM)Funding for SES (in particular for SESAR deployment)
6Other European issues (1) Coordination with Eurocontrol:AVIMET chairman had an informal meeting with Eurocontrol with regards to service provision to the Network ManagerIt was not yet decided at that time if there would be an open tender launched in 2013 for such a service provision or that the current status would remain and that a tender would be postponed until development in SESAR would be finished.Eurocontrol requested more information on the status of the OPERA weather radar composite service provision.EUMETNET ED now in contact with Eurocontrol on weather radar composite service
7Other European issues (2) WEZARD:WEZARD project near completionIdentification for a need to continue the work on Volcanic Ash with the focus on Research and development of existing, new and evolving volcanic ash observing technologies and dissemination systems to underpin the future successful realization of an integrated (space-based, airborne and ground-based) European volcanic ash observing systemOn 4 February 2013, a joint Eumetnet-WEZARD project delegation went to a bilateral meeting with the European Commission to lobby for funding
8Global issues (1) Coordination Europe-US: Coordination with WMO: On 23 & 24 April 2013 the yearly Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) concerning coordination on MET between US (FAA) and Europe (Eurocontrol) will take place.With respect to the coordination between EUMETNET and NOAA-NWS as an Annex to the SESAR-NextGen cooperation:EUMETNET has send a draft for review end September 2012Feedback has been received in February 2013Finalization planned end of April (aligned with TIM)Coordination with WMO:WMO CAeM questionnaire: 27/28 AVIMET members did respondNo official analysis of the questionnaire available yetAVIMET has received an initial analysis of WMO RA VI area
10SES 2+ issues (1) SES2+ (consultation that ended 13 December 2012) Eumetnet response for consolidated MET positionSimplification of current IR/CS development should be envisagedReservations to further opening the market for MET service provision; States have already the possibility to take this decisionMET competency in PRB should be enhanced
11SES 2+ issues (2) Update of Performance & Charging Regulations: (Still under discussion in Single Sky Committee (MS)Performance scheme impact on MET:PRB will get more "power" in monitoring investments of ANSPs (thus also of METSPs)Member states have to set up performance plans at FAB level as well (this might thus include MET PIs)Charging scheme impact on MET:Possibility for a State to open Terminal Air navigation services & Ancillary services to market conditions (up to a State to decide)Possibility to include major investments in line with the ATM Masterplan (thus including SESAR deployment investments) as eligible costs
12SES 2+ issues (3)Reference Period 2 Target Setting:
13SES 2+ issues (4) EUMETNET member of ICB, not of PRB Official feedback possible via public consultation (May-June 2013) & from October 2013 onwards
15SESAR issues (1) R&D phase: WP11.2 recognized as a federating project since December 2012 (i.e. more important role)Eumetnet plans to hold the first annual internal workshop on 11 & 12 April 2013 to inform all Eumetnet members.
16SESAR issues (2) SJU extension public consultation (ended 17 october): Eumetnet response for consolidated MET position:Eumetnet supports the extension of the SJU mandateThe role of Eumetnet within the SESAR project should be better recognized, also in view of SESAR deployment later onCurrent consensus of stakeholders is:SJU extension supportedOnly for extension in time of planned activitiesNo extension foreseen in scope of activities
17SESAR issues (3) SESAR Deployment: ICB SESAR Deployment Task Force (SDTF) discussions:SESAR Deployment Manager: scope & set upReview of guidance material for common projectsFunding and financing of SESAR DeploymentEC activities:Drafting guidance material for common projects (remains rather vague on some specific points);Pilot Common project (PCP) development:task given to SJUEUMETNET involved in Expert Group 6 (via Thales) – involves budget estimations for implementation
18SESAR issues (4) SESAR Deployment: The recognition of the MET community as a necessary stakeholder in the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) with respect to implementation of MET projects remains a continuous battleLobbying via SSC members has provided the following answer of the European Commission: “the term ANSP in the Common Project guidance includes METSP”Call for Deployment manager, based on the Pilot Common project is foreseen early 2014
19SESAR issues (5) SESAR Deployment: Funding via Connecting Europe Facility (CEF):European Parliament regulation indicating foreseen funding for SESAR deployment is very limited (nowhere near the requested funding), in particular for airspace usersPreliminary conclusion of ICB: “If this (funding) ceiling is accepted and no other means on funding and financing are made available then deployment of SESAR will be impossible for airspace users and SESAR, and the SES as a whole, will fail”
21EASA issues (1)Transposition of ICAO Annex 3 in terms of Organizational Requirements (OR) : Work of the MET rulemaking group has been completedTransposition of ICAO Annex 3 in terms of Technical Requirements (TR): work of the MET rulemaking group has startedIt has been agreed between EASA and Eumetnet that official exchange of information will be done through the members of AVIMET within the EASA rulemaking group.